Selfie, Part 2

Two weeks ago the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge was to take a self-portrait (a selfie in today’s vernacular). I received some feedback about how “stern” I looked and I agree with the observations. I took the photo below during a walk on the Backspan of the East Main Cable and edited it in hopes that it more accurately portrays my upbeat nature.

Selfie, Part 2 © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Selfie, Part 2
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed, Sketch, and CameraBag2 apps.

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The Last Ocean

“The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. A vast, frozen landscape that teems with life – whales, seals and penguins carving out a place on the very edge of existence. …an international fishing fleet has recently found its way to the Ross Sea. It is targeting Antarctic toothfish, sold…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week is to take a “selfie”—the photographic equivalent of an autobiography, in my opinion. I don’t take selfies, as a rule, but I took this photo one night on the roof of the South Anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge while on a Light Check.

Selfie © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Selfie
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with ProCamera in video mode and converted to .jpg with Grab app, edited in Pop Dot Comics and CameraBag2.

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Tagged “E” Photo Challenge

Today Frizz has challenged us with the letter “E” and in keeping with his “End of the line” entry I offer this photo of the end of the East Main Cable of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can see how the cable is splayed out into individual strands and attached to 30-foot long eye-bolts embedded in 64,000 ton blocks of concrete.

Each 36-inch diameter Main Cable of the bridge consists of 25,572 individual wires, grouped into 61 strands, each of which contain 452 wires (226 loops). In all, 80,000 miles of galvanized wire are used in both Main Cables.

Click here for a link to a free downloadable copy of The Golden Gate Bridge — A Technical Description in Ordinary Language and a more informative look at this engineering marvel.

End of the Line © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

End of the Line
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with the Camera+ app, edited in CameraBag2.

Phoneography Challenge: Nature

Congratulations are in order to Sally for the one-year anniversary of her Phoneography Challenge. It is a pleasure for me to participate in her weekly challenges and push myself to try new techniques and break out of my “photographic” comfort zone. Below is my entry for this week’s Nature challenge.

Geomi-tree © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Geomi-tree
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Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot using Pro645 app, edited in Fragment, CameraBag2 and Snapseed.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

“Juxtaposition: the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast…”

My entry this week compares a juxtaposition of the concept of Gratitude—the gratitude that we, as a nation, have for the men and women in our Armed Forces and the gratitude that they have for one another.

The Juxtaposition of Gratitude © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

The Juxtaposition of Gratitude
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Broken Hearts and Broken Promises

It was just here and not that long ago, either. A winding brick walkway, big as could be, dark orange and meandering off into the horizon. The names were what got to me the most; personalized bricks—inscribed with names, dates, messages and logos—priced to sell, whatever you could afford to spend. “When you left us…